Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 8-14

NEWS Former Twins star Justin Morneau is going to join the team as a Special Assistant. Morneau played 11 years with the Twins, he was a 4-time All-Star and won the AL MVP in 2006. Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey passed away, he was 87 years old. He is one of ten umpires ever…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 1-7

NEWS The Braves announced that former pitcher Tim Hudson will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame. Hudson pitched for the Braves from 2005-13 and was an All-Star in 2010.   TRANSACTIONS The Rangers signed RHP Steve Delabar to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Delabar was an All-Star with the…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 24-31

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year’s. We have had a very slow Hot Stove season so far. Besides a few big trades, only Wade Davis and Carlos Santana have signed among the top 15 free agents. Things will really need to pick up in the next two weeks as we are…

Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 10-23

NEWS Jake Peavy is trying to make a comeback in 2018 after the 2017 season off. Tim Lincecum has been working out and is planning a showcase for MLB teams. The Orioles RHP Zach Britton suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during off-season workouts. Britton is expected to be out for at least 4-6 months. Dick…

Winter Meetings Thursday Recap

Overall a fairly slow Winter Meetings unless you get excited about middle relievers signing. A few big trades and a couple minor ones happened. The biggest rumor of the week was the possible trade of Manny Machado. The biggest surprise of the Hot Stove/Winter Meetings so far has been how slowly the free agent market…

Winter Meetings Wednesday Recap

NEWS They announced this year’s winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting and the winner is Bob Costas. Costas called the World Series for NBC in 1997 and 1999, the ALCS in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1998 and 2000, the 1999 NLCS and the 2000 All-Star Game. In 2009 he…

Winter Meetings Tuesday Recap

NEWS MLB Umpire Dale Scott retires rather risk anymore concussions. He last umped in April where he got his 4th concussion in the last 5 years. He umpired in MLB for 32 years and spent 16 years as a crew chief. Scott worked 3,897 regular season games as well as three World Series, three All-Star…